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Arcade Independence Square

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7 Colombo, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 055636
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In search of a nice shopping mall we landed in the Arcade Independence Square. The building looks really nice and the grounds are well kept. Nevertheless, everything seems very empty and somehow careless. Shops like Hugo Boss can be found in the arcade. For us...More

1  Thank Max N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the square at first for its building that looks like the white house... There was a scout camp, with more than 300 kids and 50 responsible. We ended up playing football with the kids. I wish everyone visiting the square will come across...More

Thank Charbel C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Nice shops with western brands but not a place to spend hours and hours. We visited because they had a Tommy Hilfiger shop but most of the clothes were for men unfortunately.

Thank DorteRolvung17
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Lots of high end shops. I'm pretty sure that the average earner in Sri Lanka does not shop here. The prices were as you would expect in high end stores and even perhaps a little more expensive. The building is certainly worth a walk through...More

Thank Sally H
Reviewed 1 July 2018 via mobile

Environment is good for a Sunday meet up with friends and a photoshoot. All stuff to buy are bit expensive. Movie theater is too much costly for the comfort. Worth visit .

Thank Chameleon T
Reviewed 27 May 2018 via mobile

The location was beautiful and my toddler enjoyed the stroll in the park. The architecture of the building is gorgeous too.

Thank BabyAdam
Reviewed 17 May 2018

I love going here to admire the building's architecture. However, the shops are only for the very well off. There needs to be more variety to appeal to the regular tourist.

Thank Faye N
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Arcade at Independence Square, as the name suggests, is right next to the Independence Square and has a nice old-world charm to it. It's royal, classic and truly amazing architecture will bowl you over. This place has some nice stores to buy a lot of...More

Thank Hiten1977
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

We like coming here for the shops. They have cinema and a few nice eateries and a great massage place. But we dread having to use the toilets because they are awful. For a place of this standard and style we cannot believe that nothing...More

2  Thank Janet v
Reviewed 7 March 2018 via mobile

Excellent ambience combined with 5 star foid and amazing cocktails. The live music was the icing in the cake. Fabulous customer care. All the meats were imported from Australia and the organic vegetables and micro herbs based food was divine. Highly recommended.

Thank Shiromi P
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25 April 2016|
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Response from SuharaPerera | Reviewed this property |
Arcade IS is a shopping mall complex where you will find branded clothing, perfumes, sun glasses, food and cinemas as well. It is also accessible by public transport. Shop list: VDESIGNS, AZARYA, Aakshii, Kookaburra, Abans... More
Nagham B
26 May 2015|
Response from Raj R |
8am to 10pm